Illinois’ Only Supermax Facility Set to Close

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has proposed closing eight of the state’s correctional facilities, including Tamms Correctional Center in Tamms, Ill., the state’s only supermax prison.

Early Prison Release Plan Approved by Illinois House

Illinois lawmakers want Gov. Pat Quinn to reduce prison crowding with a new early release program. The House voted 68-50 to reinstate sentence credits for prisoners with good behavior behind bars or participate in self-improvement programs. The bill is SB2621.